Teachers commit to delivering curriculum after shooting near school
Teachers of the South East Port of Spain Secondary School have agreed to ensure that all end of term examinations are conducted for students of Forms Four, Five and Six from December 5, 2019, to December 13, 2019.
The decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday initiated by school supervisors of the Port-of-Spain Education District of the Ministry of Education (MOE).
A total of 11 teachers agreed to ensure that the curriculum is delivered in the aftermath of a recent incident in which a gun was fired near the school while classes were in session.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia assured that the situation is being addressed and will be normalised soon.
“I must commend the dedication and commitment demonstrated by the teachers to ensure that their students are not denied the opportunity to write their exams. The Ministry of Education is continuing to hold discussions with the Commissioner of Police, PTA and all stakeholders to ensure the situation at the South East Port of Spain Secondary School is resolved in a timely manner.”
On November 29, 2019, Senior Executives from the MoE led by Minister Garcia met with Deputy Commissioner of Police James, Port-of-Spain Mayor Joel Martinez, teachers, parents and other community stakeholders. They discussed measures on addressing the security concerns of all concerned.
The MOE, in collaboration with the Police Service (TTPS), implemented an increased security presence around the vicinity of the school. The increased police presence provides a greater sense of security for both staff and students.
“The MOE will continue working assiduously to ensure that normal school operations resume as soon as possible,” the release said.